American Music Therapy Association
$500 annually, non-renewable. The award is given as cash.
One award offered annually.
The Brian and Cathy Smith Memorial Fund was established by AMTA member Alice Avigal and the Smith family in memory of Brian Smith, a young man who valued music in his life and died in a drug-related accident. The scholarship is for music therapy interns pursuing training in chemical dependency or in adolescent programs. In 2006, the fund was renamed to include Brian's mother, Cathy, who passed away in 2005. Scoring of applicants is as follows: personal, community, and college activities, 10 points; transcript, 15 points; letters of recommendation, 15 points; participation in AMTA, conferences, AMTAS, committees, presentations, publications, 20 points; and application essays, 20 points per essay.
Nomination and application forms are available online on the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) website. All forms must be saved as Microsoft Word documents, and the file name must be the stude ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.